Would you like to see something like this as a gathering place on the Grand River in Downtown Lansing?

Our Community Foundation, an organization focused on creating vibrant communities throughout the Capital Region, unveiled plans yesterday for potential projects along the Grand River through Downtown Lansing that may include a new urban market.

They asked all of us in the "Penny for Your Thoughts" campaign to share ideas and they received dozens, which will help target projects to create a vibrant, thriving urban setting to draw people to the region.

Some of the ideas on the table include enhanced access to the river for watercraft, improved parks and fishing areas, artwork, more lighting and public seating and more.

If you've got ideas - big or small - that you think would help make our riverfront a more welcoming destination, please send your ideas to lbaumer@ourcommunity.org